ICD-10-CM Code G95.89

Other specified diseases of spinal cord

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

G95.89 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified diseases of spinal cord. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code G95.89 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acquired tethered cord syndrome, cauda equina syndrome with cord bladder, degenerative myelopathy, drug-induced myelopathy, fracture of vertebral column with spinal cord injury, hematomyelia, etc

Short Description:Other specified diseases of spinal cord
Long Description:Other specified diseases of spinal cord

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code G95.89:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Cord bladder NOS
  • Drug-induced myelopathy
  • Radiation-induced myelopathy

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code G95.89 are found in the index:


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acquired tethered cord syndrome
  • Cauda equina syndrome with cord bladder
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Drug-induced myelopathy
  • Fracture of vertebral column with spinal cord injury
  • Hematomyelia
  • Hemorrhage into subdural space of spine
  • Incomplete transverse lesion of thoracic spinal cord
  • Intraspinal space-occupying lesion
  • Myelomalacia
  • Myelopathy due to toxicity of substance
  • Neuraxial hematoma
  • Neuraxial hematoma
  • Open fracture of vertebral column with spinal cord injury
  • Poliomyelomalacia
  • Postoperative tethered cord syndrome
  • Radiation-induced myelopathy
  • Spinal cord concussion
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal cord injury of multiple sites without spinal bone injury
  • Spinal hemiplegia
  • Spinal subdural hematoma
  • Spontaneous hematoma of spinal cord
  • Total spinal blockade

Convert G95.89 to ICD-9

  • 336.8 - Myelopathy NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Other disorders of the nervous system (G89-G99)
      • Other and unspecified diseases of spinal cord (G95)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients

Spinal Cord Diseases

Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. It is protected by your vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up your spine. If you have an accident that damages the vertebrae or other parts of the spine, this can also injure the spinal cord. Other spinal cord problems include

  • Tumors
  • Infections such as meningitis and polio
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy

Symptoms vary but might include pain, numbness, loss of sensation and muscle weakness. These symptoms can occur around the spinal cord, and also in other areas such as your arms and legs. Treatments often include medicines and surgery.

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